Final Fantasy XV will have a 3D model viewing mode, official blog to replace Japanese forums

Official blog to launch on February 12.

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV UI planner Takahiro Noda recently answered a few questions on the game’s official Japanese forums, and publisher Square Enix announced the February 12 closure of said forums for the launch of an official blog.

First, here’s what we learned from Noda:

01. Will there be an illustrated encyclopedia for enemies, characters, and weapons?

“In accordance with your progress, there will be a mode where you can check 3D models of the enemies, characters, weapons, and cuisines. However, I’m sorry to say there are no plans to implement this regarding items.”

02. Will there be a CG gallery mode to view Final Fantasy XV concept art?

“While we can’t divulge details at the present stage, there are plans to include such a mode.”

03. How big of a thing is photo mode?

“You will be able to check the photos that Prompto takes on your trip via the gallery. I’m sorry to say that the photographing feature is not a full-blown thing, but you’ll no doubt be able to recollect the memories of your trip.”

Next, here’s why Square Enix is closing the Final Fantasy XV forums:

“The forum were established as a place to talk among other users, gather feedback, and for the development staff to share the latest information, but in order for Japanese users to more easily participate, we thought we should improve it by doing it in a more accessible format.”

The blog will launch on February 12, and while users will be able to comment, a Square Enix Members account will be required.

Final Fantasy XV will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2016.

Thanks, Games Talk.

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